Whether people are making 3D-printed cars, guns, or even organs, this technology is becoming wild with the thousands of different applications.
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Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
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Learn more about magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with this interactive game, based on the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
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Test out some imaging techniques that neuroscientists use, like MRIs and PET scans, to see inside the human brain with this interactive.
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Advances in chemistry, physics, and computer science have revolutionized neuroscience by giving scientists greater access to the living brain.
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Take a look inside the bustling mouse brain in this video.
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Explore the frontiers of brain science in this lesson plan from The New York Times education blog.
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Mice, bugs and hamsters are no longer the only way to study the brain. Functional MRI (fMRI) allows scientists to map brain activity in living, breathing, decision-making human beings.
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See for yourself what happens to the brain during a head injury. This short video is a great resource to enhance your lesson plans.
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Do lost connections between brain regions guarantee impaired function? Imaging techniques show normal functional activity in people with missing links, spurring scientists to say: not necessarily.
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Optical imaging relies on shining weak lasers through the skull to visualize brain activity. These techniques are inexpensive and relatively portable. They are also silent and safe: Because only extremely weak lasers are used, these methods can be used to study everyone, even infants.
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PET is one of the most important techniques for measuring blood flow or energy consumption in the brain. This method of measuring brain function is based on the detection of radioactivity emitted when positrons, positively charged particles, undergo radioactive decay in the brain.
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